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Tips to Shop Like a Pro! Order Now for May 30 Drive-Thru/Pick-Up


Strawberry Season Coming Soon!

And we can't wait to sink our teeth into to those sweet vine-ripened gems! A wet spring and late freezes have delayed berry season just a bit, but it will be in full swing by mid-June.

In the meantime, get your strawberry fix in these berry-licious products:

Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops -- PB&J Pops!

Simple Times Mixers -- Strawberry Lemonade!

Sweet Thing Gourmet -- Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam!

Order deadlines vary so order early for best selection. Go to our Producer Directory for contact information and pre-order instructions!

Be Kind & Mind the Deadline

Find producer order deadlines in Column G of our Producer Directory. Click the "G" at the top of the page to highlight the column, select "Data" from the toolbar, then "Sort A-Z" from the dropdown menu (or Z-A, if you prefer) to group by deadline.

You can also sort the directory by any other single column -- Business Name, Primary Products, Home Delivery -- to alphabetize or group like information. Same as above, just click the letter label at the top of the column to highlight, select "Data" then "Sort A-Z"

For tiered or multi-column sorting, highlight the entire directory by clicking on the upper left corner of the grid (small blank box at the intersection of Row 1 and Column B), select "Data", then "Sort Range". Check ☑️ "Data has header row" and specify the columns you want to sort.

Here's an example of what the directory looks like after a 3-tier sort specifying Primary Products, Farm/Business Name, and Order Deadline:

Don't Forget Your Sign!

​​☑️ IMPORTANT! Before you arrive to pick up your order(s) at the Worthington Farmers Market Drive-Thru, be sure to place an 8.5" x 11" sign on the passenger side dashboard or right-side backseat window (not rear or trunk window!) with the following information:

This will help the Market Greeter direct you to the most efficient route through the market!

Veggie Spy

What Veggie is Totally Rad? French Breakfast Radishes!

It's finally radish season! First up are French breakfast radishes. These radishes have a vibrant red exterior with a white tip and a rounded oblong shape. First introduced in 1879, they became very popular in Paris. In countries such as the UK and US, they became a popular breakfast food. If you have not had a breakfast of toast, butter and these radishes, now is the time to give it a try!

French breakfast radishes are crunchy and a bit milder than the round cherry belle radishes common in supermarkets. They are yummy raw in salads or dipped in hummus, and will get a bit sweet when sauteed, grilled or roasted. Radishes have almost no calories and plenty of Vitamin C, plus fiber as well. French breakfast radishes can be pre-ordered at Kennedy Farms and Tilley Farmstead.

The Versatile Vegan suggest you enjoy French breakfast radishes both raw and cooked. Try this refreshing recipe for radish and cucumber salad (https://simple-veganista.com/radish-and-cucumber-salad/). These work great in soups too. Pre-order leeks at Rock Dove and you're on the way to this delicious Radish Potato Leek soup! (http://intheknowmom.net/vegan-radish-potato-leek-soup-soup-cleanse/)

When Should You Order Produce Online?

We have been surveying our produce vendors to find out when during the week they update their online shopping sites for pick-up the following Saturday. Please keep in mind that the days and times listed below are not ironclad; various factors can impact the timeline as well as produce availability. Happy shopping!

9N Farm - Online store updated Monday evenings by 6pm

Franklinton - Online store updated Monday evening

Jorgensen - Online store typically updated Tuesday morning

Kennedy - Online store updated by 8am Wednesday

Rock Dove - Online store updated Tuesday morning.

Tilley - Online store initial update Saturday at Noon, and throughout week

Wishwell - Online store updated daily, Saturday through Thursday

Stay tuned as we add information for more produce vendors!

Fresh Picks for This Week: Apples (Fuji, Gold Rush, Golden Delicious), Arugula, Asparagus, Baby Italian Dandelion, Baby Red Beets, Beet Greens, baby Bok Choy Cabbage Raab, Tokyo Bekana, Collards, Herbs (basil, cilantro, parsley, chives, dill, rosemary), Kale, Leeks, Lettuce (baby, heirloom, bibb, blends, & others), Microgreens & Shoots, Baby Mizuna, Shiitake Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, French Breakfast Radishes, Red Mustard, Spinach (regular & baby), Tomatoes, Hakurei Turnips, Baby Turnip Greens

*** Note quantities are limited, so put your order in early! ***

These producers are taking orders for produce delivery on May 30:

9N Farm, Anderson Orchard, Franklinton Farms, Gillogly Orchard, Jorgensen Farms, Kennedy Farms, Rock Dove, Somerset Herbs, Tilley Farmstead Van Scoy, Wishwell

Go to our Producer Directory for contact information and pre-order instructions!

LOCATION: Worthington Community Center 345 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington OH

**Please enter the driveway at the East Wilson Bridge Road entrance** Customer Pick-Up Hours: Saturday, May 30, 9:00am — Noon

Our Producer Directory has been updated! Use it to find and place your order(s) with nearly 70 local producers. Be sure to specify WFM Pick-Up and we’ll have your items bagged and tagged for quick and easy — and safe! — pick-up Saturday morning!

Producer Directory: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DgGA8SdFFe2wF-XXw8neRf1nscNfH5vWM6udbWUO2Wo/edit#gid=1601512311

Tips for Success:

Pick up your pre-orders like a pro by following these guidelines for our drive-thru market. For your health and ours, this is a minimal contact service.

☑️ First hour of the market, 9:00-10:00 AM, is reserved for seniors and immuno-compromised individuals AND customers picking up from just one producer.

☑️ Pre-order pick-ups only. NO sales or transactions onsite.

☑️ Hours are 9am-12pm. PLEASE do not arrive before the market opens!

☑️ Please reserve 9am-10am for those in vulnerable populations (seniors and immuno-compromised) and those picking up from a single producer.

☑️ ENTER ONLY from East Wilson Bridge Road

☑️ Please stay in your vehicle. Just pop your trunk and we'll load your purchases for you.

☑️ Place an 8.5" x 11" sign on the passenger side dashboard or right-side backseat window (not rear or trunk window!) with the following information to help us locate your order:

LAST NAME, First Name

Picking Up From:

VENDOR NAME, Order #

VENDOR NAME, Order #

VENDOR NAME, Order #

☑️ Volunteers, signage and traffic cones will help direct you through the process

☑️ EXIT ONLY via Highland Avenue (connects to Route 23/Worthington-Galena Road)

☑️ Expect a minimum 15-minute wait to receive your order

☑️ Please be kind, courteous & patient. We're all in this together, Ohio!

We are committed to supporting small businesses during this crisis and connecting customers to them. We are equally committed to the health and well-being of our producers, volunteers, staff and you, our customers. Social distancing and and safety and sanitation protocols will be in place for the duration of this event.

SNAP Customers Direct Order Process

CABB Farms (Grassfed beef) - Please email cabbfarms@gmail.com to place your order.

Head to the Market Information table in Section 5 on Saturday and we'll process your Ohio Direction card for your order and deliver your meat right to your vehicle.

Honey Run Farm (honey, soap) - Please call (330) 763-4752 or email info@honeyrunfarm.com to place your order.

Head to the Market Information table in Section 5 on Saturday and we'll process your Ohio Direction card for your order and deliver your order right to your vehicle.

Kennedy Farms (Eggs)- Please email kennedyfarmsohio@icloud.com to request your code and place your egg order.

Head to the Market Information table in Section 5 on Saturday and we'll process your Ohio Direction card for your order and deliver your eggs right to your vehicle.

Franklinton Farms (Produce) - Call or text (614) 680-2381 to request your code and place your order. Payment will be processed by Franklinton Farms at the time of ordering. On Saturday, you'll pick-up directly from their booth (Section #2 - Produce), if driving. If biking or walking, enter from Highland Avenue, head to the Market Information table in Section 6 and we'll deliver your produce to you.

Please Note: We will be using barrier tables to maintain 6-foot social distancing between customers and our team. The volunteer or staff member will then set the retrieved items on the table for you to pick-up in accordance with our minimal contact service. All items must be pre-ordered and pre-paid.

Need Home Delivery?

Browse the Home Delivery column of our Producer Directory for this option and contact vendors directly to make arrangements for yourself, family, and friends who are staying home right now.

Additional Services Available at The Market

Find Jim Allen, The Market Sharpener, in Section 5. Drop off your scissors, knives or garden implements and he will return them to you at next week's market, or you can make arrangements for home delivery.

For our customers that walk or bike to the market, please wear a mask during your visit, and enter only from Highland Avenue. Let a volunteer or staff member at Section 6 - Pantry know your name and the producers from whom you have ordered, either verbally or with a sign, and a "runner" will retrieve those items from the producers.

Vitamin C . . .

Also known as ascorbic acid. Humans cannot make it, so we must obtain it from our foods. Widely recognized for its anti-oxidant capabilities, but also important for its immune boosting qualities.

Vitamin C is found in especially high concentrations in areas of our brain associated with memory and learning. Vitamin C seems to be associated in the utilization of fats for energy, and has been shown to be lower in obesity. How we obtain our vitamin C determines how much of it is available to our bodies to perform its important functions. Fresh raw fruits and vegetables, especially guava, kiwi, and bell peppers have the highest concentrations of vitamin C. Eating such foods will prevent acute scurvy, the classic manifestation of severe vitamin C deficiency characterized by bruising, bleeding, swollen gums, poor wound healing and joint pain. However, it seems our blood levels of vitamin C reach a ceiling after consumption of vitamin C rich foods that is significantly lower than if we add oral vitamin C supplementation or especially intravenous(IV) vitamin C.

Oral vitamin C supplementation will further support the body through its anti-oxidant capabilities and enhancing immune function, like increasing production of our infection fighting white blood cells. Many studies suggest that IV vitamin C supports our bodies ability to produce reactive oxygen species that act to kill damaged cells (but not healthy ones) and dispose of them. This is important in supporting our bodies ability to dispose of damaged DNA like cancer cells.

Be well.

See you at the drive thru market soon!

The Market Wellness Doctor

None of these statements should be construed as dispensing medical advice ,making claims regarding the cure of diseases, prevention or cure of any disease state.This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. They are solely the opinion of the Market Wellness Doctor. Please consult your physician regarding any specific medical symptoms or conditions. Please direct questions to the Wellness Doctor at mattheweverett84@gmail.com

Sources: 1) Vitamin C: Oral vs. Intravenous, ImmNune Effects, Cancer, Exercise Adaptation & More, FoundMyFitness <newsletter@foundmyfitness.com, May 13, 2020, Dr. Rhonda Patrick PhD

Thank You for Your Support!

We appreciate your understanding and especially your patience as we continue to evolve and expand our capacity to serve more customers and bring in more producers and more products. We are working diligently with local and state agencies to adjust our operations to comply with required safety protocol and best practices to maintain the health of everyone involved with the Worthington Farmers Market.

The Worthington Partnership is pleased to announce that COhatch is furthering its investment in the Worthington community. Together the organizations will continue to drive initiatives to bring positive attention to the historic district, and support professional development and educational seminars for local merchants and business owners. The Partnership also will support soon-to-be-announced COhatch community events geared toward improving the lives of local residents.

COhatch will provide funding, hosting venues and people resources to help design and plan future programs for the community in collaboration with the Old Worthington Partnership. You will also see the COhatch airstream trailer, a multi-purpose office on wheels named "Mobi" at various events.

Thanks to COhatch for bringing energy and resources to Old Worthington! We are thrilled to work even more closely together to enhance the Old Worthington experience.

For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at worthingtonfarmersmarket@gmail.com

The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of The Worthington Partnership.


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